Welcome Back! The Office of Assessment and Information Systems (OAIS) have developed new Assessment Updates for the 2012-2013 school year. These one page handouts are available for English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Sciences (ELPA will be posted later this school year). Information related to achievement standards (cut scores), test specifications and blueprints, OAKS online Sample Tests, Local Performance Tasks (Work Samples), Essential Skills, as well as web links to valuable subject specific resources that are available on the Oregon Department of Education Website. These new Assessment Updates are located at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=1307 on the ODE website.